Famous Spanish Fashion Designer Toni Miró Dies Aged 74

Catalan designer Antonio Miró, a leading representative of Spanish fashion, has died at the age of 74. He was a brilliant design specialist and businessman.

The information was disclosed on Thursday, 3 February, by sources close to his family, according to EFE.

According to the sources, fashion legend Antonio Miró recently suffered a heart attack and had been hospitalized and placed in an induced coma. Unfortunately, the designer never recovered and died.

Antonio Miró's costumes were used in the ceremonies at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He also designed uniforms for Catalonia´s regional police. Interestingly, among the models that presented Miró's creations, we also find undocumented migrants and prisoners.

Antonio Miró Was A World-Class Designer

Born in Sabadell in 1947 to a tailor father, Antonio Miró opened his first shop, Groc, on Barcelona's Rambla Catalunya boulevard in 1968, opting for an avant-garde style aimed at an alternative public in search of new trends.

The success of his first boutique led him to set up his own label, "Antonio Miró", for men and women, with which he went on to present collections on many international catwalks in cities such as Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

Miró then worked as a designer alongside his business activity and, after several breakthroughs, he founded in 1986 the company "Antonio Miró SA" with Fernando Zallo and Ignacio Malet.

In 1990, the Spanish designer signed an agreement with Ermenegildo Zegna to launch his creations internationally.

Antonio Miró's Distinctive Style

With a versatile and colorful style, Antonio Miro has also created clothing for plays, films, and television productions, as well as venturing into jewelry and perfume design, while also exploring interior design and luxury furniture.

At the turn of the new century, Antonio Miró's company went into crisis and, after negotiations with several fashion groups, he sold 70% of his shares to a company in 2008 and gradually distanced himself from the business world to concentrate solely on design.

In 1988, Antonio Miró was awarded the Cristóbal Balenciaga prize for "the best Spanish designer", and in 2000 he received the FAD medal for lifetime achievement from the Association for Industrial Design and the Promotion of Decorative Arts.

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